November News

Giving Thanks
This is a great time for us to reflect on all the things we are thankful for and how good God is!

Food Drive
Ministry & More is an organization located in Bloomington that helps those in need.  We will be collecting non-perishable foods at preschool for this ministry. If you would like to help out, please bring your donations to your child’s classroom by Tuesday, November 20th.  Thanks for helping!

Tuition payments of $110.00 are due on or before Tuesday, November 6th.  Please place your tuition in the box on the cart in the hallway by the director’s office.  We appreciate your prompt payments.  Please make checks payable to Shining Lights Preschool.

Thank you!
Thank you for supporting the Monical’s Pizza Community Day Fundraiser on October 23rd. Thank you to everyone who helped out at the Fall Parties and donated items!  We appreciate all the support!

Grandparent or Special Friend Day
Grandparent or Special Friend Day is Tuesday, November 13th.   If your child’s grandparents are unable to attend, your child may invite a special friend to come on this day.

The times are 10:15-11:00 for the AM Class and 1:45-2:30 for the PM Class.  When grandparents or special friends arrive, they will check in at the front table and then find a seat in the fellowship hall.  The children will sing for them.  After they sing, we will have a special story, refreshments, visit the classroom and participate in crafts.

Labels for Education
We are still collecting Labels for Education.  If you are saving labels, please be sure the UPC Code is on the label.  Recently, we were able to purchase a microscope, magnifying glasses and small white boards to practice writing.  We have a new collection box on the cart in the preschool hallway for all the labels!

Eco Recycling Fundraiser
If you have items to be recycled, we collect the following items in the container by the church office, as part of the Eco Recycling Fundraiser:  cell phones (please no chargers and accessories), ink jet cartridges (ones that contain liquid, not powder), MP3 Players, digital cameras, handheld game systems, laptop computers, ipads and tablets, portable GPS devices, radar detectors, E-Book readers, and graphing calculators.

 Inclement Weather/School Closing Information
When school is closed due to inclement weather it will be announced on WJBC (1230 AM), WBNQ (101.5) FM), and B-104 (104.1 FM).  It will also be announced on NBC 25/HOI-19.  You can also find school closings on these websites:,,, and

Whenever Unit 5 Schools are closed,Shining Lights Preschoolis closed too.  I will also try to send out an email as soon as I know about the school closing.
Staying Healthy!
Please keep in mind that frequent hand washing reduces the spreading of germs.  Also, please remember if your child is ill, he or she must stay home until her or she is well again.

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?
Have you ever had concerns about your child’s behavior?  Have you ever considered if he or she might not  be getting enough sleep?  Some basic guidelines can be found on this website:          

Looking Ahead
Nov. 1st—Progress Reports sent home

Nov. 13th—Grandparent or Special Friend Day at 10:15 and 1:45

Nov. 20thThanksgiving Feast for preschool children

Nov. 21st-22nd—No Preschool-Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec. 20th—Christmas Parties at 10:00 and 1:30

Dec. 25th-Jan 7th-No School!  Enjoy your Christmas Break!

Jan. 8th—First day back to school in 2013

Contact Information
Questions, Concerns, or to Report an Absence:  Please call 452-5609 X 3 or send an email to Joan at

Sometimes I am in the classrooms or at a meeting so if you need to give us an urgent message during school hours, and you are unable to reach us at 452-5609 X 3,

Please call:  452-5609 X 2.  The church secretary will get the message to us.